Apprentice Activity Instructor

Closing date: Friday 25 March 2022 at 9am

Salary: £6.83 + £0.38 Location Allowance per hour (if based at Blackland Farm or Foxlease)

Job type: 15-month fixed term contract

Hours: 30 hours per week

Location: Blackland Farm (East Grinstead, West Sussex), Foxlease (Lyndhurst, Hampshire) & Waddow Hall (Clitheroe, Lancashire)

Closing date: Friday 25 March 2022 at 9am


This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Let fun and adventure be at the heart of your everyday!

We are currently recruiting for enthusiastic & energetic Apprentice Activity Instructors for 3 of our unique & exciting national Activity Centre venues based in Lancashire, Hampshire & Sussex.

As an Apprentice Instructor for Girlguiding, you will put fun and adventure at the heart of your delivery, providing effective instruction to a variety of guest, and engaging with them through exciting and adventurous sessions! You will be provided with full training  in delivering a hands-on taster experience to our guests, and will include everything from canoeing and kayaking to rock climbing and archery!

You will take pride in your work, ensuring that the customers’ needs are recognised and prioritised. You will be the public face of Girlguiding, being one of the first points of contact for our customers, and you will regularly work alongside volunteers to support the delivery of Girlguiding’s fun and exciting events - so ensuring that customers have the best experience will be at the heart of what you do!

The ideal candidate should have an interest for outdoor adventure and be motivated to learn in a practical and fun way, and be able to work efficiently and thoroughly, whilst maintaining excellent high standards for our guests to make those first impressions count! 

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack and send a CV and supporting statement. Please return by email to [email protected] 

Those who are successful at this stage of the process will be invited to a virtual interview and a selection day.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.